A DIY Rock-Opera

By Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin

Part Fable. Part Gig. Part Concept Album.

A brand new rock opera that follows one person's coming-of-age and is a rallying cry for the next generation of feminists.

After succumbing to peer pressure and trying to be someone she’s not, W. is transported to a strange and wondrous landscape. In order to find her way home, she must embark on a quest, reckon with her history and ultimately find her voice.

Two years ago, Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin walked 65 miles retracing the footsteps of the so-called Lancashire Witches – women who were hanged for being out-​of-​​the-​ordinary. Inspired by their journey, they made a musical extravaganza for our times: The Witching Way.


Age guidance: 14+
26 October 2019
Printworks, Manchester
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31 October and 1 November 2019
Manchester Royal Exchange
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15 November 2019
Lancaster Arts
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24 January 2020
Square Chapel, Halifax
On sale soon!